News Story

News Story

July 13, 2015
by David Farrell

Described as one of the great operatic tenors of the 20th century, Saskatchewan native Jonathan Stewart Vickers has died on Saturday, July 11th at the age of 88, London's Royal Opera House announced via his family.

Dear Rouge
July 13, 2015
by David Farrell

Vancouver husband and wife duo Andrew and Danielle McTaggart, along with Montreal cartoonist and singer Antoine Corriveau, are winners in an annual songwriting contest sponsored by creative collective Socan. The prize package includes $10,000 in cash.

Bill Henderson, Chilliwack
July 13, 2015
by David Farrell

The Salt Spring Island resident called Stephen Harper "a monster" and a "pudgy, middle-aged leader of a minor, peripheral country" a few years ago.  Now, Henderson is about to record a song with Chilliwack and  producer Bob Rock that defines his thoughts and calls for action.

Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, The Wall
July 13, 2015
by David Farrell

Roger Waters has one more kick at The Wall, his epic anti-war, anti-establishment rock musical, this time as a film doc. There's also a reissue of a 1992 solo album that Rog hopes will do more than amuse the fans.

Lou Christie
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell
NME mag logo
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

The NME hopes to mirror the success of Time Out, which relaunched as a free title. But, did you know one of its earliest editors of the NME was once a popular radio host on CFRB in Toronto?

Rdio
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

In Canada, these new channels will feature programming from well-known labels like Arts & Crafts, Dine Alone, and Maple Music, as well as brands such as CFOX Exclaim! and Yelp Toronto.

July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

Music licensing is about to become a whole easier for brands, streaming companies and media in the US as Sesac, a boutique rights group backed by private equity, has agreed to buy the Harry Fox Agency, a major clearinghouse of songwriting rights, the two groups. In Canada it's still a game of catch-up.

July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

The Montreal-based company recently concluded an IPO that netted $94.8 million. The service has approximately 110 million household subscribers around the world.

Breakout West
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

The annual set in Victoria has released the names of 60+ performers who will be playing on various stages around the BC capital in September.

Liner notes
July 8, 2015
by David Farrell

Today's collection of news about people, places and events and tastefully garnished with a selection of ear-tempting music videos to brighten your day.

Washboard Union
July 7, 2015
by David Farrell

Among the schedule of new album releases this week are sophomore sets from The Washboard Union and Luke Nicholson, while Douglas Cameron returns after a 30-plus year absence with a collection inspired by his Riverdale neighbourhood.